Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cape Council accepts Isle of Capri project plan, recommends Cape Air

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - The Cape Girardeau City Council voted unanimously yesterday to accept Phase I of Isle of Capri Casino’s final development plan.

Phase I will include the construction of the casino and the relocation of Main Street, which will now connect with Spanish Street.

Foundations for a hotel will also be built, but the hotel, which will be built on top of the casino, will not come along until the casino owners decide it is needed.

The council also voted to transfer control of six city blocks to the casino.

In other business, the city council passed a motion to allow city officials to begin contract negotiations with Cape Air, the current air service provider for the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.
Airport Manager Bruce Loy spared few words in his praise for Cape Air. 

"Their customer service has been wonderful. Their on-time performance has been great. Their completion rate - meaning they meet all their flights that they schedule - they fly over 99% of those flights," Loy says. "So it's been a wonderful experience. And our passenger boardings have been up this year." 

Cape Air has also proposed installing a city ticket office in Cape Girardeau. 

Currently Cape Air offers four daily flights, but with new the casino being built he believes that should be increased to six daily flights.

Matthew Caldwell, KRCU


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